Something has to give when Glenville State's explosive offense clashes with Davis &?Elkins' stingy defense on Thursday night.
The Lady Pioneers, ranked 17th in the country, enter the West Virginia Conference contest at the McDonnell Center averaging a nation-best 97.0 points per game. They have won 13 straight games, including a six-point victory over Pitt-Johnstown in their last outing.
The Lady Senators, meanwhile, are holding opponents to 62.8 points per game, which leads the conference.
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Davis &?Elkins coach Jason Asbell talks to his team during a recent game. The Lady Senators will host No. 17 Glenville State at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at the McDonnell Center.
"We're excited about playing Glenville State," D&E coach Jason Asbell said. "We need to play 40 minutes of good basketball to stay with them. I thought we stayed with them close in the first game."
The Lady Senators lost at Glenville 100-92 earlier this season.
Ginny Mills triggers Glenville State's offense, averaging 18 points. Kenyona Simmons follows with 14.4 points and Ashleigh Fossett 13.0.
Jordan Lykes (12.4) and Page Turner (12.2) lead D&E's offensive attack. Lykes also averages 8.0 rebounds and Turner 4.25 assists.
The Lady Senators (11-9 overall, 10-6 WVC) are coming off an 18-point win over Shepherd on Monday. They have won six of their last eight games, and are currently fourth in the league standings.
Glenville State is 19-2 overall and tops the league with a 14-1 mark. The Lady Pioneers lead the nation with 303 three-pointers.
Game time for Thursday is set for 5:30 p.m., and fans will be admitted free with a Make-A-Wish donation at the door.
A men's contest between the schools will follow.
"We're hoping to get a good crowd in here Thursday," Asbell said. "It should be a fun game to watch and we're looking forward to it."